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Boise home prices rose 12.7% – the highest in the nation

Boise home prices continue to rise and show no signs of slowing down. The Federal Housing Finance Agency released its fourth quarter House Price Index on Feb. 25, showing that the HPI for Boise had a 12.7% increase over last year ...

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How much does walkability increase the value of a home? (access required)

Are you selling a house that is within walking distance of schools, shopping, parks and other urban amenities? That feature could translate to nearly $80,000. These homes in walkable areas sell for an average of 23.5%, or $77,668, more than ...

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Juice bar opens at the Village at Meridian (access required)

Clean Juice, the first and only USDA-certified organic juice bar in the United States, recently launched a location at The Village at Meridian. The franchise specializes in healthy foods for on-the-go families, providing organic acaí bowls, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and ...

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Boise to add two new parks

The site for Boise's half-block-wide Westside Urban Park will be between the sidewalk on Bannock Street in the foreground and office building under construction in the background.

What used to be a parking lot is about to become a new city park in the heart of downtown Boise. The Boise Parks & Recreation Department will add the downtown park plus another just west of Surprise Valley. Construction ...

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A word with Matthew Mazzotta, Westside Urban Park artist (access required)

Matthew Mazzotta has built a national reputation with quirky urban art pieces. Now he’s been selected to create a piece for the new Westside Urban Park in downtown Boise, which will begin construction this summer. Often described as a social practice ...

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How many multifamily housing units should a city have? (access required)

How many multifamily housing units should a region have? A number of Idaho cities are wrestling with that question. “There aren’t really data on how many multifamily units a city ‘should’ have,” said Amy Luft, communication coordinator for the Meridian-based Community Planning ...

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BOMA symposium addresses growing pains (access required)

Problems related to growth dominated the 23rd annual commercial real estate symposium held by the Building Owners and Managers Association on Feb. 11. Notable topics included lack of transit and infrastructure, a labor shortage in the trades and the lack ...

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Idaho rated in top 10 for franchise growth (access required)

Idaho ranked No. 5 in the list of top 10 states for franchise growth with roughly 100 new franchise businesses projected for 2020. That’s according to the International Franchise Association’s U.S. economic outlook for franchise businesses for 2020. Starting with the ...

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Los Angeles overtakes San Francisco as nation’s least affordable housing market (access required)

The City of Angels is now home to the nation’s least affordable real estate. In the fourth quarter of 2019, Los Angeles supplanted San Francisco for that title, according to a report from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity ...

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Darigold to invest $67 million in Boise plant (access required)

Darigold will invest $67 million to expand its Boise plant in 2020. The company will install a new production line to produce its new Darigold FIT milk product. The expansion will add 15 jobs and state-of-the-art equipment, which will use ...

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